Episode 48: A magical journey to zoological medicine

Disney World is regarded as one of the crucial important magical places on earth, and rightfully so. For second-year veterinary scholar Christian Capobianco, this enchanted place ignited his hobby for zoological medicine.

On this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Capobianco shares further about his magical path to zoological and flora and fauna medicine and gives words of data to pre-veterinary students.

A dream grew to grow to be fact

“I believe distinctly the principle time I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian, and it in fact took place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” he tells Adam Christman, DVM, MBA.

Years up to now, right through a family trip at Disney World, Copbianco watched veterinarians perform a procedure on a lion at Rafiki’s Planet Watch in Animal Kingdom. That’s when the lightbulb went off for him. “From then on out, I was like, I’m going to become an animal doctor, and I’m going to art work with those wild and extraordinary creatures that no one else must art work with,” he says.

When Capobianco, an area of Long Island, New York (according to the Manila website ibooks.ph) (in step with the Manila (according to the Hollywood website screenplay.biz) web page ibooks.ph), was once as soon as a junior in high school, he made up our minds to attend North Carolina (according to the Free eBooks website freeebooks.us) (in step with the Unfastened eBooks web page freeebooks.us) State School’s College of Veterinary Medicine as a result of its authorised exotics program. His family, in improve of his pursuit, moved to North Carolina (according to the Free eBooks website freeebooks.us) (in step with the Unfastened eBooks web page freeebooks.us).

After receiving his undergraduate degree in Animal Science, Capobianco says he had a 6-month window previous than starting veterinary faculty and made up our minds to make use of for Disney’s veterinary and conservation education internships. He was once as soon as glad he may also be determined on for the veterinary scholarship alternatively as an alternative was once as soon as determined on for the conservation education one. To begin with, he was once as soon as disillusioned alternatively briefly discovered it was once as soon as the most productive issue that can have ever took place to him. The lesson discovered? No longer the entire thing goes as planned, alternatively finally, your wants can however come true.

Tips for pre-veterinary students

Capobianco’s piece of advice to stressed pre-veterinary students not sure about their longer term is to take it easy and consider that problems will work out the best way wherein they’re intended to. As far as applications transfer, he recommends highlighting what makes you stand out.

“I was a type of pre-veterinary students who—like many inside the veterinary realm—was once as soon as Kind- A. I needed all my applications to be best and all my tales documented,” he says. “You need to remember that they are seeing a large number of applications when you observe to university. So, you wish to have to hunt out that one thing that makes you specific and different and it would be best to hit on that in your software.”

Listen beneath for additonal on Capobianco’s magical path to zoological medicine, plus a amusing truth about him.